"Pocketful of Sunshine" as written by Danielle Brisebois, Natasha Bedingfield and John Shanks....
I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh, oh whoa

Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No, oh whoa

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh, oh whoa

Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No, oh whoa

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh, oh whoa

Wish that you could, but you ain't gonna own me.
Do anything you can to control me.
Oh, oh no

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

There's a place that I go,
That nobody knows.
Where the rivers flow,
And I call it home.

And there's no more lies.
In the darkness, there's light.
And nobody cries.
There's only butterflies.

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)

Take me away (take me away)
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I'll be all right.

The sun is on my side.
Take me for a ride.
I smile up to the sky.
I know I'll be all right.


Lyrics submitted by PutThePastAway

"Pocketful of Sunshine" as written by John Shanks Danielle Brisebois

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  • +1
    General CommentVERY catchy and self-explanatory. I'm so glad she resung it for the Sims game -- I'll actually listen to some of the simlish music instead of my own.
    lrkrmo15on January 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBesides 'Soulmate', this is my fav. song from her! ahh i love it/ her
    PutThePastAwayon December 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS AMAZING.
    mersixcoreon December 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery catchy! cant get it out of my head!!!!
    saeligon December 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an awesome song!
    Pinkbutterflyon January 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! shes got lots of talent and has great music. i dont really get what it means, but i dont with any song :) if someone understands it, can you please explain? haha, kay.
    angelalorainneon February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis HAS to be my new favorite song. It reminds me of myself in a way and I feel really good whenever I hear it!
    KissofCamineon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this i love her songs, i love her as an artist ... greatt just greatt i've listened to this whole album soo many timesss i know every single song by heartt and trust me i have a horrible memory
    xobabikizilon March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGosh, how I adore this song.

    To me, the meaning of it is quite straight-forward; She's not gonna let anyone bring her down and she wants to be happy and free.

    This is a great feel-good song, it really cheers me up when I'm down.
    xSakuraon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one said this.
    To me it's obviously about drugs. It talks about a secret place where everythings alright. She has a love that she knows is all hers. For god sakes it says "A pocketful of sunshine."

    Maybe I'm projecting, but I think its obviously about chemical dependency/addiction.
    josh131on April 04, 2008   Link

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